Darjeeling most often called the Switzerland of West Bengal. It is a Himalayan city located in the state of West Bengal, situated at an average height of 6720 feet’s from the sea level. Darjeeling is known for its natural beauty and tea. Darjeeling is famous for tea gardens which produce premium Darjeeling tea. It is also famous for good educational institutes. Darjeeling is a fascinating place rich in natural beauty and surrounded by the Buddhist monasteries. Languages spoken in Darjeeling are English, Nepali, Hindi, Tibetan and Bengali. Rain falls mostly happen during months from June to September. The annual recorded rainfall in Darjeeling is 315 cm.
Tourist attractions in Darjeeling:
There are many tourist destinations in Darjeeling, which are making this place a wonderful holidaying experience. Some famous tourist spot of Darjeeling are follows:
Tiger Hill: Tiger hill is one of best tourist attractions in Darjeeling and this is the point from where you have to start tour. Itl is located at a distance of 12 km from the main city. Tiger hill is the highest hill in that area and provide the most exotic view of the Kanchenjunga peak. You can see sunrise on the Mt.Everest if day is clear.
Batasia Loop: Batasia Loop is located about 4 kilometers from the Darjeeling, Batasia Loop is a railway loop where Darjeeling toy train takes a 360 degree turn which is amazing. This place also has a good shopping market where you can buy bags, the purses and other items made by the local people at reasonable price.
Happy Valley Estate: At this place the tea is refined from the gardens. Travelers can spend some time here. Before visiting the place you have to take permission from any officer of the estate.
Senchal Lake: Senchal Lake is located near the tiger hills. This place has popularly known for a picnic spot among the tourists. The lake supplies drinking water to Darjeeling.
Botanical Gardens: This place is famous for its exotic and exclusive collection of a variety of Himalayan plants and flowers Botanical Garden is near the taxi stand and it has a green house.
Dhoom Gompa: It is situated about 7 kms from Darjeeling. Dhoom Gompa has very attractive statue of Maitreya Buddha. This monastery also has some of the rare manuscripts of Buddhist.
Observatory Hills: Observatory Hills is situated close to Darjeeling town. This hill gives visitors majestic view of the Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the World.
The Kali temple: The Kali Temple is very famous in Darjeeling. It is fully decorated with lot of colorful flags. There are monkeys all round the Kali temple, beware of them.